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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

May 13, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Speaker at the National Convention for the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Topic: Disordered Eating in Counselling, a Dietitian/Counsellor's Perspective: Understanding the Diagnosis, Issues and Treatment with Practical Guidelines

Do you every deal with disorder eating clients? Do you deal with clients who are obese/overweight, yet they are not dealing with this issue? Did they come to you for other reasons and you feel you should address this issue and do not know how to deal with it? Would you like to know more information on how to deal with this sensitive issue? This seminar will look at the issues of disordered eating (anorexia, bulimia, and overeating); diagnosis, issues of treatment, and treatment options. What you can do as a therapist, when to use a multi-team approach with other professions, and when to refer out for treatment. This will include practical ideas of what you can do as a therapist.

 

January 8, 2019, Closed Group in Central Alberta

Topic: Integrating Trauma with Letting-Go/Forgiveness 

Do you ever wonder about trauma and how it has an effect on you or someone you know? Are you curious about this? Do you want to know more? Trauma affects everyone in different ways possibly leading to addictions including pornography and mental health issues. If you want to find out more about it, this seminar is for you! It will include understanding trauma, individual reactions to trauma, how trauma affects us, dealing with trauma, healing trauma, trauma and boundaries, trauma and restitution, trauma and reconciliation, trauma and forgiveness/letting-go.

 

February 8, 2019, Closed Group in Central Alberta

Topic: Understanding the Plight of Addictions (substance, sexual, pornography, financial, gambling, gaming, compulsive attachment, feelings etc.) 

Do you or someone you know struggle with addictions including pornography? Is it so difficult that you or someone you know seem to struggle and not able to quit even with repeated promises and attempts to quit? Are you looking for answers? This seminar will answer some of those questions. It will include what is problematic behaviour, when does problematic behaviour become an addiction, what is an addiction, addiction interaction, reward/reinforcement pathway, stages of change, and 12-steps.

 

March 8, 2019, Closed Group in Central Alberta

Topic:  Disorder Eating 

Do you or someone you know struggle with eating issues, (undereating, overeating, binge eating) Have you ever wondered how to help yourself or someone else? This is the place to find answers. This seminar with define disorder eating, exercise addiction, what affects weight, causes of binge eating, mindfulness eating, understanding craving, how to deal with cravings and a question and answer period.

 

June 8, 2018, in Ottawa, Ontario

Speaker at the National Convention for Dietitians of Canada

Topic: Understanding eating disorders

This seminar will look at the issues of eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and overweight/obesity), diagnosis, issues of treatment, and treatment options. Our speaker brings a unique perspective to this topic as both a dietitian and psychotherapist/counsellor and will address the questions of when to use a multi-disciplinary team approach, when to refer out for treatment and, most importantly, practical ideas of what you can do as a dietitian. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of the diagnosis of eating disorders; updated research, use of cognitive therapy, knowledge of the stages of change, use of mindfulness and other issues in the treatment of disordered eating.


 

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